Gluten-Free Up North Michigan 2014 | Brynne, Hungry Gal

Article and reviews courtesy of Brynne Cramer, Gluten Free Hungry Gal

Late July, early August is one of my favorite times of year.

That might sound odd to most, but it’s the time my family packs up and vacations in Northern Michigan.


It’s so beautiful. I can’t get enough.

As part of this year’s trip, I wanted to check out several local spots where I knew I could eat gluten-free. Two made the cut – Martha’s Leelanau Table and Goody’s Java and Juice.

The first stop was Goody’s Java and Juice in Manistee, Mi.

While there, I ordered a gluten-free sandwich for myself and split a brownie and key lime pie with my parents. Normally, Goody’s makes sandwiches into panini’s, but to avoid cross-contamination, I told them to skip that step.


The sandwich was pretty good, but I absolutely loved the gluten-free sour dough bread it was on. I hope I can find it somewhere for sale, because I want more!

The gluten-free brownie was awesome. The server heated it up, so it pretty much melted in my mouth.


And the gluten-free personal size key lime pie was worth the calories. Enough said.


Up next, we ate at Martha’s Leelanau Table in Suttons Bay, Mi. I had read several gluten-free reviews about this spot online, so I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

I was a little disappointed the server was not very knowledgeable about gluten-free options. But she went back to the kitchen and the chef informed her that since they make everything from scratch, most items on the menu could be made gluten-free by swapping in gluten-free bread.

I ordered the Happy Rooster – a sandwich with gluten-free bread, egg, bacon, tomato, pesto, arugula and parmesan cheese. It was wonderful. I’d definitely get it again.


All in all, I had a wonderful gluten-free vacation. It was our first road trip with our puppy, Rue. She loved it. Turns out, she is quite the swimmer (no surprise, since my husband and I swam in college ;) ). I can’t wait to go back next year!


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